Thursday, May 2, 2013

Garbh Sanskar:Daily Food Plan

Daily Food Plan:
A Daily Food Plan for pregnant women shows the foods and amounts that are right for you at your stage of pregnancy or when breastfeeding. Get your Daily Food Plan by visiting our hospital.Your plan will be personalized, based on your age, gender, height, weight, physical activity level, and stage of pregnancy or breastfeeding status.
When you are pregnant, you have a higher need for some vitamins and minerals.  Follow our Daily Food Plan for pregnant women to meet most of these increased needs. 
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories.
Many people eat foods with too much solid fats, added sugars, and salt (sodium). Added sugars and fats load foods with extra calories you don't need. Too much sodium may increase your blood pressure.
In each food group, choose foods that have the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy pregnancy.  Learn more about choices to make from each food group to provide the vitamins and minerals you and your baby need. Visit our hospital for your Healthy Food Plan.
Follow our Daily Food Plan for pregnant women and eat the amount recommended for each food group.  Include the foods-they  are the best sources of some nutrients you need when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
spaghetti and broccoliMany popular foods don't fit neatly into one food group. For example, a cheese pizza counts in several groups: the tomato sauce in the Vegetable Group, and the cheese in the Dairy Group.How some other common mixed dishes count in each food group would be explained at the time of visit at our hospital.
Eating vegetables provides health benefits — people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
Make half your plate with fruits and vegetables and switch to fat-free or low-fat milk.

Vegetable Group

sweet potatoes

Fruit Group


Dairy Group

glass of milk

Grain Group

bran cereal

Protein Foods Group

pot of beans
Making Healthy Choices In Each Group
Be Physically active as well:
Pick activities that you like and start by doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up, and the health benefits increase as you spend more time being active.

For Dr Unnati Chavda

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